Central London, Greater London
£26,182 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

We are really pleased to advertise this exciting post of Safeguarding and Quality Practice Coordinator, bringing an exciting opportunity for a highly organised and motivated individual with project management experience into the Safeguarding and Quality Practice Team within The Children’s Society.

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way. We also have a strong community network, brilliant supporter base and over 100 shops. This is a dual facing role with an organisational wide responsibility for the development and delivery of safeguarding across the organisation, with a particular focus on our service base and managing the quality agenda across The Children’s Society service and programme portfolio.

The Safeguarding and Quality Practice Coordinator will provide support to the Advisors across the team in a range of activities, but predominantly in supporting and coordinating work related to accessing records of adults previously adopted through The Children’s Society or those who have previously been in the care of The Children’s Society.  The Coordinator will:

  • Link between SQP Advisors and Archives and Records team to ensure effective and efficient access to archived records relating to adopted adults and former children in care and related to historical (non-recent) abuse disclosures.
  • Identify and coordinate levels of support for individuals accessing their records including creating user feedback and satisfaction pathways.
  • Complete requests for information from Local Authority or Adoption Intermediary services.
  • Project manage allocations related to record requests.
  • Assist the SQP Advisors with quality assurance activities across the organisation.
  • Work alongside the Business Support Administrator to ensure the team is suitably supported and enquiries to the team are managed and sensitively responded to.
  • Collate and oversee data relating to record requests and historical (non-recent) abuse disclosures.

A key part of this role will be your ability to work with a range of professionals from different backgrounds and with different skills and experience, as well as to sensitively respond to enquiries, questions and queries from members of the public.

In order to be successful in this role, we would like you to have:

  • Experience of project manager and coordinating service delivery
  • Experience of working in an environment managing safeguarding
  • Proven ability to manage sensitive data and information
  • Proven organisational skills within a complex and demanding environment.
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to data protection and information sharing
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to manager self and prioritise workloads

Desirable: experience of record redaction work and/or working within an environment offering post adoption support. 

Please be aware that this post covers a national geography and has team members that are located remotely and therefore there may be an occasional need to travel to multiple work locations across England.

The Children’s society has a strong commitment to your development as well as offering many benefits including; a generous holiday entitlement increasing with service, a contributory stakeholder pension, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and flexible working.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. This role is subject to a basic DBS check.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our Youth Impact Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate once an interview is secured.

Closing date: Sunday 14th November 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd November 2021. 

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Posted on: 25 October 2021
Closed date: 14 November 2021
Job ref: 4418
Tags: Project Management, Operations